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DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. PostGIS vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. PostGIS vs. TempoIQ

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NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudSpatial extension of PostgreSQLScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Spatial DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score79.69
Rank#15  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score29.81
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbpostgis.nettempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperAmazonTempoIQ
Initial release201220052012
Current release3.3.2, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyes
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdayesyes infoRealtime Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)yes infobased on PostgreSQLsimple authentication-based access control

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